Monday, August 3, 2015

Why Machine Builders Should be Interested in IoT and Industry 4.0

With the advent of Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, the number of embedded devices used for M2M (Machine to Machine) data exchange increase will increase. For machine builders, this means that demand for machine functionality will rise sharply among customers, including demand for interoperability, the ability to exchange data with cloud-based systems, user-friendly local configuration options, and maintenance. Rather than an isolated set of units, these devices will be an integral part of the overall automation system (and even supply chain).

Luckily, Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition is poised to meet these demands with an all-in-one solution that will easily integrate these machines with cloud-ready SCADA solutions. InTouch Machine edition was built especially for machines, and as a result, it offers a small-footprint HMI solution that is suitable for systems with low computing requirements.

InTouch Machine Edition includes over 240 native communication protocols for M2M communication with a wide variety of machines to satisfy demand for highly scalable, highly flexible machines with seamless communication capabilities. Remote capabilities allow machine builders to offer remote maintenance and monitoring, and other added value options like on-site configuration and the ability to view machine HMIs on smartphones or tablets.